We started this appeal at the beginning of 2007 when a member of our Parish wrote as follows:

“When we lived by the coast in North Devon our church, as was the norm with all the local village churches, was always lit at night to provide a guiding light to aid returning sailor and fishermen.  Despite modern navigation aids this tradition persisted.  But this light served other important roles; it provided a focus for the community and very importantly gave a way for locals to remember those members of the community who had been lost at sea.  Light for a Life is a way for providing members of our local community and Church family to dedicate an annual date in the calendar in remembrance of a loved one or individual who is no longer with us.”

You are invited to take part by contributing to the cost of lighting the outside of St Mary’s Church on the date of your choice. The cost of this dedication is £5 per year per date.  To help with administration it is hoped that respondents will be prepared to pay £25 for a five-year dedication.

Your loved one's name will be included on our "Light for a Life" display at St Mary's.

To download a form, please click here